An Obol for Charon (DSC S2 E04)

Published on: 14th November, 2023

Picked by Khaki:

"This episode encapsulates everything I love about modern Star Trek:

High concepts, high stakes and high energy; smart people working hard to solve problems and do the right thing. Three "A" plots jostle against one another and yet none of them feel rushed, diminised or tacked on.

And this episode contains my absolute favorite scene in all of Star Trek, ever!"

An Obol for Charon first aired on February 7, 2019, story by Jordon Nardino & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, teleplay by Alan McElroy & Andrew Colville, and directed by Lee Rose

The Joy of Trek is hosted by Khaki & Kay, with editing & production by Chief Engineer Greg and music by Fox Amoore (Bandcamp | Bluesky)

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The Joy of Trek
Every Star Trek story is somebody's favorite, and that might as well be us!
Two lifelong besties (and their trusty engineer) adventure through the vast constellations of Star Trek's decades on TV, especially the lesser-loved stories.

But instead of bitching about why they’re bad, we’re going to find the joy in each of them, because everybody loves the great episodes, but it takes dedication, insight, and hard-working fools to love the clunkers too.

And by Jove, we are those fools!

Positive, inclusive and optimistic (though not uncritical!) we try to find the brilliance even in the least-loved episodes of our favorite TV shows!